President Donald Trump’s judicial nominations may be shifting one of the nation’s most liberal courts further to the right, blunting what many consider his opponents’ most effective tool against administration policies.
By Gretchen Frazee
The sixth-term senator suffered a shoulder fracture in a fall earlier this month when he tripped on his outdoor patio at his Louisville home.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pressed President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday to approve House-passed legislation expanding background checks and to take other steps curbing guns, in an offensive fueled by public outrage over this month’s…
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
As he runs for reelection, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is positioning himself as the president's wingman, his trusted right hand in Congress, transformed from a behind-the-scenes player into a prominent if sometimes reviled Republican like none other besides Donald…
By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
In our news wrap Friday, President Trump expressed optimism that congressional Republicans will back legislation strengthening background checks for gun purchases. He cited “tremendous support” for such action after speaking with lawmakers and NRA officials. Also, in Hong Kong, demonstrators…
By Associated Press
Republicans have resisted expanding federal background checks for gun purchases, but face enormous pressure to do something in the aftermath of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend that killed 31 people.
By Matthew Daly, Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
The mayors urged the Senate to vote on two House-passed bills expanding background checks for gun sales that passed that chamber earlier this year.
By Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence, despite wrenching calls to "do something" in the aftermath of back-to-back mass shootings.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said the Senate GOP leader, Mitch McConnell, is blocking gun safety reforms that more than 90 percent of Americans support.
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